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♪ ♪ >> eric: we start with the fox news alert this morning. the cold-blooded execution of a police officer may be solved. police making an arrest in the case of a deadly shooting of a new jersey police officer that ends a weekend-long manhunt. the cops say they just took in 19-year-old jahmell crockam, this morning after the friday afternoon shooting sparked a massive
house-to-house search in lakewood, new jersey. investigators say the suspect shot and killed police officer christopher matlosz, point-blank, execution-style. when the officer drove up to him and began questioning him. authorities are holding a news conference at this hour, updating the latest. we're following the developments and we'll have a live report coming up in just half an hour. half an hour. ♪ captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> jamie: meanwhile, today, one of tucson shooting victims is being laid to rest. his story is definitely heart-breaking. stoddard shot in the head, trying to shield his wife from the gunfire. good morning, everyone. i'm jamie colby. good to have you with us. >> eric: i'm eric shawn. welcome to a brand new hour of america's news headquarters for this sunday morning. you know it's been such a painful week, not just for arizona, but for our entire country. as we reflect and still remember last saturday's bloody attack. but this morning, mourners are
paying respects to a man they described as "one of a kind." the wife is among the hundreds remembering her husband as a hero today. alicia acuna live in tucson with the latest. this story of mr. stoddard and his wife is incredibly touching and heart-felt, isn't it? >> reporter: it is, eric. they knew each other here in tucson back in high school, and they both left the city and married other people and lived their lives. their spouses both died, and some 60 years later these two people moved back to tucson, reconnected and then were married. they were both active in their church. and actually on saturday morning, according to their pastor, they usually go to breakfast together. on this way, dorwin stoddard told his wife he wanted to tell his congresswoman, congresswoman giffords she was doing a good job. and we all know what happened on that saturday morning. stoddard when the shots rang out put himself in between the
gunman and his wife. she was shot several times in the leg. but you mentioned he was shot in the leg and he was killing saving his wife. there will be a funeral today at 2:00 local time to memorialize him. >> eric: such a story of love, faith, selflessness and it's amazing. the thoughts go out to the family, of course. i speak for even watching. congresswoman, we keep hearing progress, from opening her eyes to move her hands. she is making progress today. >> reporter: she is making quite a bit of progress. doctors say soon they may be able to find out if she can speak. they performed a small surgery, a tracheotomy yesterday and they were able to remove the breathing tube that was down her neck and they replaced it with a trach tube to clear her airway and get her off the ventilator. that was a big step they were looking forward to happening. they also put her on a feeding tube so she could get nutrition.
she continues with her physical therapy, which is quite intense. she is continuing to move both arms and both legs and open her eyes and move them on command. one thing we found touching, when she is asked to do commands on physical therapy, they have close family members come in and ask her to perform the commands because they say she performs better to their voices than doctor and nurses'. >> eric: the whole country watching her progress. thank you, alicia acuna. >> jamie: the rampage in arizona sending shockwaves through washington. lawmakers are struggling to come to terms with the tragedy. and this morning, a couple of closest friends of the congresswoman, they're speaking out about the shooting. as congress now tries to return to some sense of normalcy. caroline shively is live in the d.c. bureau. caroline, good morning. senator kirsten gillibrand has been by giffords' side in the hospital room for some of the miraculous moment of the
recovery, but she is speaking out this morning. what is she saying? >> she is. she is one of her closest friends on capitol hill. he said on abc a few minutes ago she spoke with giffords' husband last night and she is making progress every day. kimberly guilfoyle says giffords isn't speakingient, but it's too early for that. she is breathing on her own, can open her eyes and understand what is she is hearing and seeing and can express that to people. here is senator kimberly guilfoyle this -- senator kirsten gillibrand this morning. >> i squeezed her hand it was clear to us that she understood everything we were saying. she is a fighter. she will overcome this. >> congressman debbie wassman schultz was on abc and visited gabrielle giffords as well and said the shooting was evil act but shows the overwhelming goodness of the country. >> jamie: now that business is moving forward in washington, how will it work with gabrielle giffords' absence? >> the house is moving ahead with healthcare repeal this week. they set a vote for last
wednesday and put it off in light of giffords being shot. they are talking about potentially having the republicans and democrats sit together in the "state of the union" address, instead of the dems on one side and the g.o.p. on the other. here is democratic senator chuck schumer. >> it's symbolic but maybe it set acetone and everything gets more civil. we believe in discourse in america. we believe in strenuous discourse. we don't sweep differences under the rug. >> they also were asked how to make the "state of the union" transcend this particular time. this is what he had to say. >> we have vast differences in what we believe will be the best course for our country. i believe the question of motives is something that ought to be set aside. >> a tough fight ahead between republicans and democrats, but perhaps fought with more zilty. jamie? >> jamie: it will be a big week on capitol hill. thank you. >> you bet. >> jamie: also the tender story to tell you. the youngest of the shooting victims has touched hearts
again. literally. her organs has been donated by her parents to save the life of another little girl in boston. coming up, we'll speak to a bishop that knows the family well and about her tra dick death and how it may mean life for another little girl. >> iran is now opening its doors to two of its nuclear facilities, and letting a group of international envoys peek inside. iran selling the tourist show of transparency ahead of key diplomatic talks. the major powers including russia, china and the european union refuse the invitation. they don't buy what is called by some a publicity stunt by iran to try and show that it's supposedly not building a nuclear bomb. it turns out that iran did not even reach out to the u.s., britain, france and germany, four of the harshest critics when it comes to the nuclear program. u.s. predicted iran could have potential nuke within a few years. >> jamie: a roadside bomb blast killing nine afghan
civilians. the explosion happening today in the northern bagram province. spokesperson for provincial government saying the victims were all members of the same family. they were travelling in a station wagon that hit a bomb and the blast killed six women, two men and a child. another six civilians dying yesterday when a mini bus hit a roadside bomb in southern helmand province. >> jamie: a new poll finds -- >> eric: a new poll finds the gap is narrowing from those who oppose the healthcare plan overhaul and the supporters. look at the new poll from "associated press." 40% say they support the law and 41% are against it. the poll questioned 1,000 adults. it was conducted before the tucson shootings. as a margin of error of plus or minus 4%. this week, the g.o.p.-controlled house plans a vote to try and start repealing the healthcare law. >> jamie: the u.s. is marking a major milestone, but it's not one anyone should be
celebrating. government debt surging to an all-time high topping $14 trillion. this comes to more than $45,000 for every american. it also means congress will have to raise the debt limit or dramatic cut spending to stay within the current cap. what should our government do? joining me now is nancy fotenhaur, from media speaks strategy and former spokesperson to john mccain. also robert hoops, former advisor to then senators joe biden and chris dodd. great to see both of you today. thank you so much. >> good morning. >> jamie: nancy, what is your prediction on what will happen and how did we get this point? with a got to this point because congress couldn't control their appetite for spending. it ramped up under the bush years and then under president obama and the democratic congress. it doubled down.
i do think the debt limit will be increased, though 70% of americans oppose it for good reason. not because we will fall in default, a scare tactic, but the dislocation that will be caused in the market. what needs to happen, when the debt limit is increased, serious spending cuts are done as part of it. more importantly, some type of mechanism to hold spending down in the future. a provision put in place to focus on spending, not deficit. along the line along what senator corker proposed. >> jamie: robert, it sounds like it could work if we could cut spending. we could really make a dept in this. but in reality, we're already at such a high level mark. would that even be too little, too late? >> it's never too little, too late in washington. you have to take a long-term
view. nancy is right. the vote is to raise the debt ceiling. the question becomes how do you do it? if it was easy, reagan would have done it, obama would have done it, bush would have done it. it's going to take time, hearing, conversation and witnesses and tough choices. bipartisan choices. choices with the house of representative and a democratic senate and signed by a democratic president. >> jamie: nancy, what do we do in the meantime? >> we keep the pressure on people who were elected when they were promising to reduce spending. folks say if there was one mandate that came through in the past election it was to reduce spending. it doesn't matter if you're a republican or a democrat. we can no longer avoid this. he sate this is a failure in leadership.
this is shifting the burden of today to the shoulder of the children and grandchildren. i agree whole heartedly with that particular statement. >> jamie: the treasury secretary tim geithner says if we don't allow our government to borrow more it would be a catastrophe. if in fact the debt creeling is raised and more borrowed, how will your side of the aisle use it and what would you say when it happened? unavoidable or a mistake? >> what the republican leadership on the house saying is now is this is horrible. nobody wants to do this. yet, they're also saying yet, it must occur. people are exaggerating when they say it will thrown in default. there are other procedures that the treasury department can take. they're not easy and it would unmistakably through financial
markets in an absolutely downward spiral. that's why -- [ inaudible ] if i were the republican, i'd say c'mon, i'm a budget nerd. that's where i started. it works. it was a bipartisan mechanism. we have done this before. we can do it again. >> jamie: let robert weigh in. equal time. robert? >> thanks. the interesting piece is if it doesn't pass, it won't pass because of a republican vote in the house of representatives. it will be contrary to the republican leadership articulated that they want it to pass. which means the 80 class of freshman, the tea party movement has taken control of the republican leadership. and put the ship on a direction that they may never, or at least for the next two years be able to get back. i don't think it's likely. the interesting question is if you are a pamly watching this -- family watching this,
every family wants to save more and spend less. but the challenge is how do you decide where to spend less? if you take social security off the table, military and defense spending off the table, you are only leaving 20% of the budget you can work with. president obama is serious about this. he is the one that appointed the bipartisan budget commission that put together thoughtful, hard swallow, blueprint for people but process to lower the deficit over the next one, two, three years. >> jamie: got to leave it there. where to cut and when to cut? we'll keep an eye on it. thank you. >> thank you. >> eric: jamie, can we stop iran nuclear ambition? a new report out this morning that israel and the u.s. have come up with a way to sabotage iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb. they think it's working. we have details and a live
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>> jamie: a stampede at a nightclub in hungary killing three young women. investigators say a large crowd of people. they all surged for the exits at once, and the victims may have been trampled to death. witnesses say the three-floor club was already overcrowded. the cause of the stampede still under investigation. police denying reports that the panic was sparked by a knife fight inside that club. >> as iran's nuclear program been sabotaged? this morning there is a report in "new york times" that says israel tested computer worm to slow down iran's ability to
potentially slow down nuclear abilities. it will even send machinery spin something fast it would break apart. no one is confirming this officially, but leland vittert joins us live from jerusalem with the latest on intriguing development. leland? >> reporter: this comes down to something called centrifuges. that is designed to enrich the uranium. according to the report, israel and united states came up with a computer virus that made the centrifuge self-destruct. while the virus is making the centrifuge spin out of control and self-destruct, it was telling the computer operators and the people monitoring the situation in iran that everything was fine. israel long said little about the nuclear plan in the desert, but they have said and a lot of people believe they have the exact same kind of centrifuges that iran has. it's not only to figure out if the virus could work but also
if it works covertly. iran was six to 12 months away from getting a nuclear bomb. now to the head of the israeli intelligence service, it's now three or four years. so something has happened. iran refuse to allow inspectors in the nuclear plant to figure out what is going on. however, they said the virus has caused significant technical difficulties. in israel, i was at an event with the prime minister of israel, about a week ago. he said look, the only way to prevent iran from getting a nuclear bomb is a credible military threat. there is a lot of wink-wink, nudge-nudge, going on here. especially about the virus. i asked a source involved in the computer technology and the government about this, and he said if it worked, eric, it was probably us. so take that for what it's worth. officially nobody is saying much of anything. >> eric: officially, and as we know, secretary of state hillary clinton and others predicted that the program
could have been set back to 2015. leland vittert live in jerusalem. thank you. >> jamie: breaking news in the man hunt for the suspected cop-killer who shot a new jersey police officer execution-style. we have a live report on that in three minutes. plus, the youngest of the tucson victims, gives the gift of life. how christina green is saving another little girl. up next, a bitter-sweet story you don't want to miss. your rates don't have to go up just because of an accident. not if you get allstate accident forgiveness. it starts the day you sign up. dollar for dollar, nobody protects you like allstate. constated? phillips' caplet use gnesium, an ingredient that works more naturally wityour colon than stimulant xatives, for fective reli of constipation without cramps. thanks. [ professor ] good morning students. today, we're gonna...
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>> eric: here are the stories making headlines right now. roadside bomb killed nine civilians in northern afghanistan. the second deadly attack in just the last if hours. republican senator tom coburn and democratic counterpart chuck schumer plan to sit next to each other at the president's "state of the union" address. that is a break from traditional partisan seating arrangements. both men says the symbolic move hope to send a civil tone in capitol hill. and they are looking for victims of the australia flooding. the vast territory is under water and caused at least 28 deaths. >> jamie: fox news alert. manhunt for suspect in deadly shooting for police officer is over. the state police and a task force from the u.s. marshals, they have arrested 19-year-old jahmell crockam this morning.
investigators say he gunned down patrolman christopher matlosz on friday, after the officer began and -- officer drove up beside crockam to question him. what is the latest? >> new jersey didn't waste a second for searching for the ruthless killer. they arrested jahmell crockam this morning and charged him with the alleged murder of lakewood patrolman christopher matlosz. the 27-year-old was conducting a routine traffic stop when the driver pulled out a handgun and shot him three times execution style, according to police. they say crockam was under going normal non-confrontational questioning when he committed this despicable act. then he took off running. soon after, more than 100 officers were on his tail as they combed the area overnight. on a massive house-to-house
search that involved armored vehicle, officers in body armor and search dogs. he was arrested without incident in this morning. young officer died shortly after the shooting, less than an hour after he was reported shot by a frantic 911 caller. officer matlosz lives in manchester and engaged and set to be married next year. new jersey governor chris christie speaks of the tragic turn of events. >> i'm gratified that the person has been caught. obviously this is a senseless killing of a committed law enforcement officer. we are praying for his family and loved ones this morning. we hope that justice is swift and sure. >> by the way, we're told that the suspect was arrested last month and charged with weapons violations, including
possession of a rifle and hallow-point bullets. no word whether matlosz was shot with hallow point bullets. meantime, the ocean county prosecutor's office is scheduled to hold a press conference within this hour. we're monitoring for you and as soon as we get update we'll bring it to you. >> jamie: thank you, julie. ♪ >> eric: you know her story deeply touched our hearts and now it's saving a life. the youngest of the tuson victims, 9-year-old christina taylor green has given another child a second half. her organs have been donated to a little girl in boston. we're told the news lifted her family spirits. with us now is bishop who spoke at christina's funeral and helped bring news of her life. welcome to fox news sunday morning. >> thank you. good to be with you. >> eric: this is an inspiring
story of faith and selfless giving. what do we know about the organ donation and potentially who it went to? >> just before the mass, as i was speaking with john and roxanna they mentioned to me they want ed cri tina's organs to someone to bring life. that's the girl she was. she wanted to bring life to others. i know there is a little girl, i believe, boston who received some of her organs. they hope very soon to have a chance to meet the little girl because she is precious to them as well. >> eric: there isn't much known yet about the recipient or her family in boston and the privacy laws obviously. it's inspiring and touching that the family would do this.
>> the greens are marvelously strong, courageous people, people of deep faith. i experienced that in the last few days. they know well their little girl. the little girl wanted to make a difference in her life, make her mark. certainly in giving her organs to another child to live is an example of the tremendous person she was. something that we can an admire. >> eric: what is the spiritual lesson of this? the touch of god in all of us when these types of moments happen? >> you know, god is self-giving. someone who has told us that if we lose our light, we find it. if we hold on to our light, we lose it. this is an example of someone who has given for another. that is exactly what god is like and what he calls to us be like. >> eric: you talk about the
tragedy in your sermons and you discuss the impact on this. one of the other victims, federal judge roll was a devout catholic who attended mass frequently. what have you said and what have the words accomplished to smooth and help people of tucson and now as you say, across the country? it was amazing to see the turn-out and the wake, people expressing to maureen, his wife, sympathies and con dome lenses and the story -- condolences and the stories they told about how this man touched their lives was tremendously moving. god is someone that does not will evil. he doesn't injure or harm. but he stands by us, walks with us and holds us in the
palm of his hand. those people are experiencing a tremendous outpouring of love, realizing it is god who is their rock and their salvation. all of us stand in awe and admiration of the green family, the roll family. phyllis schneck's family whose funeral was yesterday. all of those who died, mr. stoddard, dorothy morris, gabe zimmerman. i hope they see and experience the love the community holds for them. while we can't take away their grief and their sadness, we can be at their side. that's where god is certainly. >> eric: sorry to interrupt. we have mourners and others, the flowers at the hospital continuing to grow as you see behind me. finally, your lesson for the rest of the country from all of us when we suffer
tragedies, whether it's as will of a job, or a disappointment or a death in the family, what can we go forward and come out of this? if reflecting on this. >> it's so deeply moving to walk through the flowers and the candles. the stuffed animals and signs to see the support that the community is showing to those who have been harmed, or the families of those killed. that is the lesson we need to have. we need to pull together in a beautiful way and a sign of our concern for one another. you know, there are so many times that with we are at odds with one another, we're critical of one another. here, you see what it means to be a community. to stand together, especially in the face of tragedy and crisis. >> eric: tucson byship gerald
kicanas. thank you. we know our hearts are with you and the people around the country and little christina born on 9/11/2001, her family and the others to show the best of america. >> we appreciate the prayers very much. thank you. >> eric: thank you, bishop. >> jamie: you're right. shining example of what we could all strive to be. the white house may be changing the way it targets terrorism. we'll look at what the obama administration is doing. a new tone and how the u.s. can balance supporting arab nations while asking them to defend our country against terrorism. we'll ask the chairman of the house homeland security committee congressman peter king next. [ male announcer ] how about we open up a whole can of getting it done?
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coming up at the top of the hour, democratic senator udall will join us to together democrats and republicans sitting together at the "state of the union." we'll talk about the senate tea party caucus and the plan to force congress to balance the budget. we'll debate the healthcare repeal bill. house will take it up this week. we'll debate whether it's too soon to get back to the controversial topic. those stories and much more coming up from washington. ♪ ♪ >> jamie: the changes on the obama administration, focus on terrorism. when secretary of state hillary clinton appeared to shift her tone, using a tactic
reminiscent of the bush administration, blasting arab government for stalled political change. why the shift? we'll ask peter king, republican and chairman now of the house homeland security committee. congressman king, good morning. >> good morning. how are you? >> i'm great. thank you for being with us. what is your sense of hillary clinton remarks and whether there is a shift and whether it disagrees what we have seen from the obama administration? >> yeah, jamie. this is obviously a shift. there has been evidence of it for quite a while. this administration refused to use the word "terrorism" in the first year. the president went on overseas apology tour, they weren't critical of the middle east at all. with secretary clinton coming on and the speech she gave could have been given -- and
in facted was given by george bush in many ways in his term in office. the middle eastern country and arab states to start do mockeritizing and -- democratizing and breaking down the society which encourages terrorism. this is a step in the right direction. part of a series of steps, whether it's iraq, afghanistan, defining more and more interrogation policy. you are finding the obama administration adopting a lot of what they criticized george bush for doing. >> jamie: yemen and lebanon included this also, call for the governments to come together, become more stable. because unemployment is rampant in the younger population in the countries. and they are being speared, is it believed, to terrorism as a result. is it a fine balance between ordering or demanding the gove place? at the same time, the united states funding many of them to a great extent. >> yeah, this is a very
delicate balancing act. i think what secretary clinton is doing, she is shifting it now, putting more emphasis on internal change. there is very little history of the democratic position in the countries. she is setting in motion, i -- a good example is a country like jordan, which obviously is not a full democracy, but has made consistent moves toward democracy, toward allowing more women to get involved. toward having a little bit more open society. it's still not what the united states would be, but again, a different culture and tradition. >> it's not every country's cup of tea. our democracy isn't a good fit necessarily for the other countries. they have to still, would you say, figure out what democracy means to them? and we would like it to be good for us. what are the chances? >> i think if they go in the right direction, it will provited an outlet for the -- provide outlet for the
society. and take away the pressure building up from within. it will allow the young muslim men and women in the countries to develop without going to terrorism. this is going to be a long haul, a long process. each country will have a different system. i don't expect any jeffersonian democracies in the middle east. but the fact is they have a rigid and many ways corrupt system in the countries, which keeps people down. it doesn't give them the opportunity to expand. certainly it represses women. if they start moving in the right direction, even if it's a slow movement, at least they're moving toward what we consider open society will be a tremendous help. again, significant break in where president obama had been and in many ways going back to what president bush was advocating. >> jamie: as you said, it's a long-term proposition. >> yes. >> on your committee, you will be focussed on domestic terrorism and radicalization on the shores.
what about the arab countries? what difference can your committee make under your leadership to reduce the amount of the young people turning to terrorism and wanting to hurt the united states? >> one thing we can do is highlight those countries overseas, which are trying to recruit muslim-americans to be trained and come back to the united states. also i think by showing in our country how muslims do have the opportunity to live a full and free and complete life, also, i'm work with the foreign relations committee, foreign affairs committee, working with the intelligence committee. we have to get a converted effort to find people in these countries overseas and share our value. and work with them. they'll be travelling there and what we'll do with the united states, trying to get their support and letting you
know in the end it's up to them. endless support in the -- they can want expect endless support from the united states if they don't go in the right direction. >> jamie: congressman peter king, good to see you. >> jamie, thank you as always. >> eric: we need it. potential good sign for the economy. more folks getting out and spending at the stores. did you do that? big banks, they're noticing that we are spending a bit more. what it means and how it could boost the economic recovery. ♪ ♪ [ rge ] psst. constated? phillips' caplet use gnesium, an ingredient that works more naturally wityour colon than stimulant xatives, for fective reli of constipation without cramps. thanks. [ professor ] good morning students. today, we're gonna...
>> eric: they are expanding loans to consumers for first time since the credit crisis began. that could be good for economy as a whole. what does it mean? joining us now is brenda buttner, anchor of "bulls and bears" who knows everything about the economy. first of all, they say opening up loans. what type of loans? what does it mean?
>> mainly business loans. that's not bad thing, because businesses are the ones that hire. many are small businesses, which again is another plus. but, consumer lending is up as well. here is what is going on. jpmorgan on friday reported that the profit was up 47% over the quarter. commerce bank share said profits were up 25%. we are spending more. we're putting more on the credit cards and holding balances. while it may not be best for the households, it does help the banks. because their bottom line gets fatter. when their bottom line get fatter, they are able to loosen the lending standards. in third quarter, we saw 36 million consumer loans made. that is up 3.7%. and the first year over year increase, since the financial crisis began. so it's positive. we're seeing equity loans go up. we're seeing many types of consumer loans increasing. and that just has to help the economy, because when people
borrow, they spend. >> eric: yep. so loans were really in the toilet to begin with when this whole thing hit? >> oh, yeah. absolutely. the whole issue was that the housing budget was based on loans that people couldn't repay essentially. the government was forcing banks to have stricter lending standards. we're seeing it loosen up. that has to be good for the economy. >> eric: i know. you can feel it. wall street is up more. unemployment is not so great. there are signs of hope. thank you. >> jamie: it seems positive, even though everyone is trying to tackle, the country's growing up, coming up you hear from a freshman g.o.p. senator who says that is one of his top issues. now that he is in washington. we'll find out what he thinks our country must do. for strong bones, i take calcium.
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>> eric: now to the tucson tragedy. the media focussed on jared loughner, his troubled past and mental illness. liz trotta says one element, while mentioned, that the media may have largely been missing. liz joins us now as she does every sunday at this time to take on the media. good morning, liz. >> good morning, eric. >> eric: what do you think the media has kind of ignored,
though mentioned that has fallen underneath the rope? >> the drug story abandoned by the media, illegal drug use. abandoned 20, 25 years ago. the '60s did it, '70s illegal drug use was accepted, so many states, including arizona, are ratifying the legal use of marijuana. it's as though we said oh, it's one more thing that the media, particularly the left wing media, has decided to accept as part of american life. take a look at this quote for a second if you will. it's from abc news radio. as a teen, loughner turned to heavy drinking and drugs. such as the legal what loose that gin -- hallucinogen salvia. his friend would say he was using it and talk about it and say what it would do to him.
i was like "dude, that's screwed up." that was reported by abc radio. there have been some reports about salvio, one in the daily beast, which is a hallucinogen. most of the testimony we're hearing, i should say coming from hir friends was there was very big drug use. but they still won't write the story. they're still like katie couric at cbs would rather do a story on mental health, a series, which by the way sounded as though it was written by an 8-year-old. and talk about mental health, but not drugs, because the left accepts illegal drug use. many of the users are in the media. >> eric: the salvio issue was fascinating because they had video of miley cyrus allegedly
smoking it, and every day in the media they're saying salvia, salvia. why do you think it's ig ignored as a potential reason? >> we've come to the conclusion marijuana doesn't do anything to you. of course it does. we have generations of people in the street, the hip people from the '60s and '70s. they're druggies and they're homeless. we either ignore them because they're another flash, that's the left, or we think that's just an exercise of freedom. then you have people like at "time" magazine fighting studies and many british studies that are solid saying that the use of marijuana only exacerbates schizophrenia, and so he says this. he quotes this. then he is quick to run to left you know that he is for legalization of marijuana.
because nobody really "knows why he did this." why doesn't the media in the country grow up and realize that the schools and the young population, as well as adult population is being ravaged by the use of hallucinogens and other illegal drugs? this is a man who thought grass was blue for heaven's sake. >> eric: well, they may say it wasn't drug use. it could be mental illness. then they'll say it's like reefer madness. remember that -- >> you cannot separate the two. you cannot separate the two. they want to. that's why they're going oh, mental illness, mental illness. just slowly but surely now we're getting to drugs. but they want marijuana to be legalized. even though it's creating havoc. i'll tell you, i went through the '60s and '70s, covering lots of drug use. and witnessing lots of drug use. i never met a junkie who